The League of Women Voters NC has teamed up with the nonprofit group VoteEqualityUS to launch a multi-city tour across North Carolina that will begin Sunday in Rocky Mount.
The tour will kick off with events from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday at Ebenezer Baptist Church at 702 W. Raleigh Road and from 1-3 p.m. in the parking lot in front of Conn’s Home Plus at Golden East Crossing mall.
VoteEqualityUS is traveling the state in an RV to talk about the importance of voting and the effect it will have on equality in the U.S. Constitution. It will be an open, outdoor forum where volunteers will answer voting questions, give out election information and have conversations about candidates and their stances on the Equal Rights Amendment, all done in keeping with COVID-19 guidelines and on a non-partisan basis.
“VoteEqualityUS combines two issues of critical importance to the League of Women Voters: voting rights and the Equal Rights Amendment,” said League of Women Voters NC President Jo Nicholas. “We hope everyone will be able to take advantage of this opportunity to learn about voting and women’s rights, causes that could not be more important this year.”
Earlier this year, Virginia became the 38th and final state needed to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Although the ERA has reached its legal threshold, the group is urging North Carolina to ratify the amendment to show its support for women.
The tour is visiting cities with large colleges and universities including Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Durham, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Boone, Asheville, Charlotte, Pembroke, Fayetteville and High Point.
Additional stops may be added in October. Social media will play an important role in alerting students and interested people to visit the RV at the stops.
For a complete list of tour cities, locations and times, visit voteequality.us.